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It's important to keep up to date with all the latest indie author news. It's just not about who is releasing new books and getting essential tips on how to best succeed in your self-publishing journey. Knowing the latest self-publishing news also keeps you informed of new printers, changes in production costs, additional distribution models, government incentives and plenty more. It’s news that can impact your book's chances of success. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a thing.

Bean Takes a Walk – children’s book reviews

April 2, 2017 
Two long time collaborators from opposite sides of the world tell a curious tale about a wandering bean. Despite living on opposite sides of the world, author Ann Bevans and artist Matthew Ethan Gray have been collaborating for a long time. The former is a pizza-loving gym junkie from Maryland, USA. The latter a photographer […]

The Moon in Daytime – children’s book reviews

March 31, 2017 
Author Leigh Kamraoui and illustrator Louise Whyte ponder the reasons why the moon shows up during the day. All parents know that look of horror and wonder that appears on a child’s face when the moon appears during the day. How can it be? What is happening? They point at the sky as if it’s […]

4 great ways to get grandparents reading to your kids

March 30, 2017 
Raising children is no easy task, and finding a way to get grandparents reading to your kids can help ease the pressure on you, without holding back their literacy growth. Parents are some of the busiest people on the planet. Scratch that: the busiest! I know what it is like to be a parent. To […]

Lulu and Lainey A French Yarn – children's book review

March 24, 2017 
Author Lois Petren and illustrator Tanja Russita take children on the magical little adventure of a little girl who loves to knit. As soon as I saw the cover for Lulu and Lainey … a French Yarn, I knew I was in for a treat. Then I saw the opening dedication. “For every child who […]

Two Knights and a Princess – children’s picture book reviews

March 19, 2017 
A delightful adventure tale from author Tara Thomas-Sanderson about three children discovering the joys of playing together by making compromises and showing acceptance of each other. Two Knights and a Princess Story Overview Everyone understands the joy of playtime. This rhyming picture book has all the elements of an engaging adventure story and it’s sure to […]

Free children's author interview service

March 13, 2017 
If you’re an indie children’s author looking for children’s picture book reviews, Old Mate Media can help with an author interview. At Old Mate Media, we love making books. We also love helping other indie authors and illustrators self-publish their work. One of the biggest challenges facing any indie author releasing their book into a […]

Stunno’s Surf Adventure review

March 13, 2017 
An enjoyable yarn about riding the waves of the Aussie surfing lifestyle that teaches kids about the benefits of optimism. Residing in southern Australia, not far from the famously long lines of Bell’s Beach, indie author Mark Reside loves to surf. He also loves to read rhyming books to his two daughters, so it should […]

Adam Exitus by Nicholas Abdilla – digital and paperback out now

March 3, 2017 
The wait is over! The exciting new sci-fi novel Adam Exitus by Nicholas Abdilla is now available for purchase worldwide. Regular followers would be aware we have been working on a science-fiction novel for quite some time now. In fact, we first become involved with the project as editor and publisher just under a year […]

Author Nicholas Abdilla talks about sci-fi and his novel Adam Exitus

February 24, 2017 
A week out from the release of the first book in his epic space saga Adam X, author Nicholas Abdilla discusses science-fiction and the origins of his novel Adam Exitus. Adam Exitus is the first book in the Adam X universe, a 10-part space saga that brings action, mystery and a bit of romance to […]

Nintendo Switch Guide – best games and console review

February 20, 2017 
Your essential Nintendo Switch Guide is available now on Amazon and iTunes, published by Old Mate Media. The Nintendo Switch is the exciting, ninth generation video games console released by the creators of Mario. Well more than just Mario, of course. For almost 40-years Nintendo has been the biggest trendsetter in the video games industry. […]
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